In February 1919, the two Armenian delegations in Paris (Versailles), the Armenian National Delegation on behalf of the Armenians of Western Armenia, the delegation of Poghos Nubar and the Armenian Republic headed by Avetis Aharonyan, introduced themselves to the allies, asking them to recognize the national demands of the Armenians. The Foreign Minister of France Pishon offered the Armenian delegates to prepare a memorandum. On February 12, 1919, the “Memorandum of Armenian Demands” was presented with the following content: Recognition of an independent Armenian state by uniting 7 Armenian states, Cilicia and the territory of the Armenian Republic of the Caucasus.
On January 19, 1920, the heads of the two Armenian delegations, Poghos Nubar and Avetis Aharonyan, convened an assembly, where they were informed that the decision of the Paris Peace Assembly “de facto” recognized the independence and sovereignty of the Armenian state, including Western Armenia. The recognition of independence was formulated as follows:
1 / The Supreme Council of the Allies announces in a statement that it ‘‘de facto’’ recognizes the Government of the Armenian State as a Government
2 / it is decided that recognition does not solve the issue of the borders of the Armenian state.